Available in 2017, 2018

Course handbook


Develops a student's skills and competencies in the final preparation and communication of research findings. The information technology research project, as either a thesis or technical/creative project and dissertation, will be finalised under the supervision of the student's honours research supervisor. INFT4040 involves discussion of research findings, their reconciliation with existing bodies of literature, and the development of the final research project. The thesis as a research project will engage with research presentation in a traditionally accepted way. If the research undertaken is in the form of a technical or creative project, it should explicate and analyse the work and processes involved and demonstrate the common research objective which underpins it. This course includes presentation of research findings and the submission of a completed research project in the area of information technology, which will be theoretically, methodologically and technically sophisticated and for which a final grade will be given.

Availability2017 Course Timetables


  • Semester 2 - 2017
  • Semester 1 - 2018
  • Semester 2 - 2018


  • Semester 2 - 2017
  • Semester 1 - 2018
  • Semester 2 - 2018

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Complete a research plan;

2. Where appropriate to the project, analyse collected data and communicate the results in a meaningful manner;

3. Demonstrate critical and analytical skills appropriate to Honours level;

4. Continue to develop time management skills appropriate to research at Honours level;

5. Complete a research project for final presentation.

6. Discuss of research findings using appropriate communication skills.

7. Finalise a theoretically, methodologically and technically sophisticated research project.


The content of the research project will be substantially determined by the student, in that the student will choose, in consultation with the Honours Co-ordinator, the topic of his/her thesis or technical/creative project and dissertation. The project area will determine the detailed content.
Finalising a theoretically, methodologically and technically sophisticated research project appropriate to Honours level.


This course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Information Technology (Honours) program.

Assumed knowledge

INFT4000, INFT4010, INFT4020, INFT4030

Assessment items

Project: Projects

Contact hours

Callaghan and Ourimbah

Individual Supervision

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

The Supervisor will be responsible for arranging regular consultations with the student, the frequency will be agreed early in the student's candidature. 1 to 2 hours per week consultation time for full-time students when averaged over the semester.